The Ridgefield Board of Education has been directed to reduce their budget request for the coming fiscal year by $884,000. The Board of Finance decided unanimously this week to hold education spending increases to 2.5 percent.
The municipal spending plan is proposed at $37.39 million. It's a 2.2-percent increase in spending over this year. In order to keep the tax increase under 2-percent, at 1.92, Ridgefield officials are opting to use $1.8 million from the fund balance.
The state budget, as presented by the governor, would zero out education funding for Ridgefield.
The Board of Ed will meet April 19th to go over where to make cuts. The annual town budget meeting will be held May 2nd at 7:30pm at the Ridgefield Playhouse.